Saturday, July 13, 2013

Howler Monkey in the Trees

I have shown a few photos lately of howler monkeys crossing the road near our condo.  Today I am showing a photo of a howler in a more natural setting, up in a tree.  I had to shoot the photo through the palm fronds of a tree near our condo.

Their howls can be heard as far as 3 miles (4.8 km) away.  The purpose of the howls is thought to maintain spacing between the territories of different groups of howlers.  They travel in groups, sometimes as large as 15.

We have photos of the charming town of Adare, Ireland, posted on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site this week.

8 comments:

Karl Demetz said...

Nice guy, looks very curious :)

Jack said...

Three miles? That might drive me nuts.

Lowell said...

I howled when I saw this shot!

Judy said...

He caught you taking his picture. I would hope they stay quiet at night while the humans are sleeping.

Sharon said...

I think he's wondering what you are doing.

glenda said...

He is pretty easy to see in those green trees.

Kate said...

Very funny photo; looks like he's pretty curious about you. Those monkeys certainly have a howling good time!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I've heard them at the zoo here Dave, I thought that was imppressive enough, can't imagine what it must be like in the wild like this. You got a great shot here, my camera can be a pain. if there's anything between me and my subject it tends to focus on the closest thing!

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